• Matt Heiser

    ★★ Added by Matt Heiser

    After the HBO series Rome, it must be really difficult to come up with a movie about Rome that can come close to the quality of the series (in story or production). This is very reminiscent of another recent movie set during the Roman Empire, The Eagle, and like that film, it is very generic and unmemorable. When you waste both Michael Fassbender and Dominic West, you know your movie has problems. There just isn't much of a story to care about, that its main problem. It has a great cast and good director, but it just doesn't go anywhere interesting.


  • Gonçalo

    ★★½ Watched by Gonçalo 16 Jul, 2014

    "Centurion" has some good fighting scenes but you never really care about any of the characters. Its rushed ending doesn't help either.


  • matt lynch

    ★½ Watched by matt lynch 12 Jul, 2014 6

    another potentially sturdy piece of junk food ruined by Marshall's incompetent cutting and over-coverage. it's a good thing the "Game of Thrones" guys don't let him have control of his edits. the guy's a total hack.


  • Michael Buice

    ★★ Watched by Michael Buice 30 Jun, 2014

    One of the toughest things to accept as a cinephile is disappointment over a film that has all the right ingredients but never comes together to form a satisfying whole. Such is the case with Centurion. Here we have one of the finest actors working today surrounded by an abundance of talent and a director whose previous work rightfully carries an air of excitement to any new film he releases. (Seriously, Dog Soldiers is great and highly underrated, and I've…


  • Franni

    ★★★ Watched by Franni 27 Jun, 2014

    Actually better than I expected. The filmmakers almost realized no one wants to cheer on Romans when there's an awesome lady who is trying to get her revenge on the said shitty Romans. Fassbender was as good as always. If only it had been a little shorter, there had been less Romans and the women were more fleshed out, this would have been a great film.


  • moviedave

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by moviedave 25 Jun, 2014

    Centurion is a gore packed swords n sandals Roman chase movie, about the ill fated Ninth legion, who march north of the wall into Pictish territory.

    they are slaughtered and the survivors are hunted like animals as they try to escape their Pictish pursuers, who want their heads.

    I have to say I thought the critics were a bit harsh with this movie.
    In fact it maddens me, exactly what do they want to see? fucking critics.
    Its about the…


  • yaykisspurr

    ★★ Watched by yaykisspurr 20 Jun, 2014

    I watched this on Huluplus simply because I wanted to see Michael Fassbender in action, easily one of movie fans favorite little known actors. I enjoyed the setup of the movie and then it went all to pieces. Part of this was the loss of Dominic West as the General of the 9th Legion. He was the perfect foil for Fassbender's low energy thinking man and yet they had little screen time together.

    Once the major battles were through this…


  • J. J. Wright

    ★★ Watched by J. J. Wright 15 Jun, 2014

    Sorely mishandled. Its uber-graphic violence is numbing, comically over-the-top and utterly depersonalized, not shocking, exciting, or horrifying. It is an interesting historical story, one that could do well being fictionalized, but Marshall bungles the beats from the (pointless) in media res opening on, and every scene of death and destruction is tainted with arbitrariness. The characters, such as they are, seem to be here to suffer misfortunes and die to keep Fassbender's character's story going. It's a familiar pattern in…


  • David Clausson

    ★★½ Watched by David Clausson 06 Jun, 2014

    Massor med skvättande blod och gyttja, men inte någon karaktär man bryr sig om över huvud taget. Kunde gjorts mycket bättre...


  • Alex

    ★★★ Watched by Alex 02 Jun, 2014

    Centurion is an average movie with good performances and it’s a film that could have been much better considering its subject. I found the film to focus more on visual style than story, and it’s a great shame because this film really could have stood out. I liked the film, but I expected a bit more as well as I have a great interest in the Romans. If you’re like me, don’t expect this one to be an accurate portrait…


  • TajLV

    ★★½ Added by TajLV

    What’s novel about this film is the UK Film Council getting behind a story that depicts invading Romans as the “good guys” (sorta) and the indigenous Picts as “bad guys” (kinda). Otherwise, it’s just another chase- down-the-enemy movie, with an unwarranted love interest thrown in (Imogen Poots, keep an eye on her… she’s going places). Nothing exceptional here, not even the outtakes or deleted scenes. Can’t say a whole lot for the cinematography, either. A pity.


  • J. Matthew Lucas

    ★★★ Watched by J. Matthew Lucas 25 May, 2014

    If any director seemed fit to direct an episode of Game of Thrones, it's this guy. I usually don't appreciate these historical sword & sandals epics, but I like Neil Marshal's sensibility here. He may not be the best at dialogue, but there's some really great blood-filled action scenes here, and the plot is a lot more nuanced than I expected. Plus, Michael Fassbender. Also Ser Davos. This is unfortunately the last film Marshal has done, but at least he's honing his sensibility quite well on TV nowadays.